June 8, 1908
When President Taylor forbade a meeting on campus, Inez Milholland '09 held a suffrage meeting in a small cemetery adjacent to the college.
"The meeting consisted of about forty undergraduates, ten alumnae, two male visitors, and Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch ‘78, Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Miss Helen Hoy ‘99, corporation counsel for the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women, and Miss Rose Schneiderman of the Cap-Makers' Union. Mrs. Blatch, in order to allay the fears of any member of the faculty who might chance that way, bore aloft a yellow banner on which was inscribed in large black letters, 'Come, let us reason together.'" Woman's Journal, June 13, 1908.
The New York Times, on June 10, reported President Taylor’s indignation “over what he styles the bad manners of woman suffragists, who…persuaded about forty students to attend a meeting outside the college grounds in opposition to his known wishes. The students were led by Miss Inez Milholland, the only English girl in the college. She is an ardent suffragist.
“Dr. Taylor said…that Miss Milholland had given a frank explanation of the matter, but nevertheless the girls who offended will be disciplined. Last year an attempt to introduce suffragist notions was thwarted by Dr. Taylor, who said that Vassar did not propose to be exploited in the matter.”